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Project by PaBull posted 1215 days ago 1523 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks Mads for the great idea http://lumberjocks.com/projects/41470 . It has taken me a long time to make this grease box, but it’s here. I don’t think this will get me in the “club” (it’s got no grease), but that’s ok, I did score with my darling wife when I gave her this box for her “25th” birthday. She is a quilter, that’s why I choose that text.

Again this is a piece of old pallet wood. So because of that, I have no clue what kind of wood this is.

The shells are a souvenir from our last vacation in Northern California. The kids and us always collect “stuff” that needs to come home.

Thanks for looking, be well.
Pabull.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower





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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 1215 days ago

I´ll bett Mads will welcome you to GBOC with a smile
congrat´s to your wife :-)

thank´s for sharing

Dennis

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#2 posted 1215 days ago

That is a great idea!! Nice job. I was just firewooding some pallets today and ran into some fairly decent 14/4×14/4. I thought it would be a shame to burn it, but I didn’t want to run it througn any of my power tools. It will work for a project like these! :-)) thx for the idea.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 1214 days ago

Good stuff….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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mafe

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#4 posted 1214 days ago

Wauuu, yes you are a member of honor of the GBOC with no doubt.
If there are something the club like then it is a great heart grease or not!
You have this heart, and you even used pallet wood, I almost cry.
Best thoughts to you my sweet friend,
why do we only get pallets in cheap pine in my country.
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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mafe

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#5 posted 1214 days ago

You have a lucky wife.
Forgot to say that.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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PaBull

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#6 posted 1214 days ago

Mads, you are too much.
But first of all thanks for letting me into the GBOC. I have been wanting to be part of that elite group for a long time. Maybe change the name to G(J)BOC??
Secondly, I think I am the lucky one to be married to my better half.
And thirdly, don’t give me too much credit for using pallet wood, I am Dutch and we do not like to spend money on anything if we can half way help it.

August, follow the link to Mads tutorials, they are VERY good! Good luck with your pallet wood projects.

Thanks Dan, stuff we do here.

Topa, I do not like to do big projects. I can do most of the stuff with hand tools. And for larger projects the pallet wood is not stable enough either.

Dennis, you are SOOO right about Mads. He welcomed me with open arms. I just need to sit tight and wait for the official certificate.

Pb.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 1214 days ago

Pb, most of my projects are relatively small too. I am always on high alert for salvagable wood. My natural inclination is to be a Roy Underhill Jr, but too many years of hard work takes a toll on the joints ;-(( so I have to use a jiointer instead of my jointer plane. (All puns intended, of course, as usual ;-)) )

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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PaBull

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#8 posted 1214 days ago

Topa, it is the small things that count a lot of times.

Mads, our country have the white crappy ones too, but it is Taiwan and Costa Rica that is sending me this pretty stuff.

Pb.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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mafe

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#9 posted 1214 days ago

Hmmmm…. wonder where we get stuff from taiwan here!
Best of my thoughts,
and no I’m right, lol,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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PaBull

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#10 posted 1213 days ago

Mads, go to a commercial greenhouse or nursery that grows larger Pachira plants, also called Money Tree. That what we import from Taiwan. Ask them for pallet wood.

An other country is Costa Rica, I get my Sago palms from there.

And also my coconuts are from Costa Rica:

And so are my Massangeana Cane:

Let me know if this works, otherwise I just need to send you some lumber.

Pb.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#11 posted 1213 days ago

thank´s for the Idea Pabull
all wriiten down to when I have some visits in the spring to fyn and jutland (arias in Denmark)
those greenhouses that sell all kinds of garden plants will bee tjecked :-)
but I´m afraid it allready has been repacked tooo many times before they come to theese places
well we have to see :-)

I did told you, Mads isn´t the hart judge Dreed … lol … he no how to nurse his students :-)

take care
Dennis

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PaBull

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#12 posted 1213 days ago

Dennis, again, you were so right about Mads. I don’t know what I was thinking…..
And say HI from me to those Fyn and Jutland farm people from me will you?

Pb.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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Dennisgrosen

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#13 posted 1213 days ago

yes I will those I was thinking of is more like stores that sell from all over the world
not much farm in them but there still is a few that grow plants from tiny to a sice to
be sold to garden people
the real farmers with green houses most of what they grow is vegetables and flowers
we have a cold clima for most things but 5-10 years ago they descovered that there was a few palms that
cuold grow here do to the wether is being warmer

take care
Dennis

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PaBull

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#14 posted 1213 days ago

Well Dennis, with the global warming coming on in a couple of years it is going to feel like Hawaii there in Denmark…..And you can grow all the plants you want all year long.

Pb.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#15 posted 1213 days ago

if so I better move up to be neighbour to Mike in Norway :-)
I like snow a copple month every year but it has to be min. two foot of it
and we have only had snow on this Island the last two of 15 years
and just 200 km more north where I come from we have it every year
or -20to-25 degree C.
here we just have the freezing cold wind filled with water … Brrrrrr

take care
Dennis

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